1. Military Modules
  2. Module 1 Military SCOPE of Pain: Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing For Providers Working with Veterans and Military Service Personnel Information Video CME Post-Test Evaluation
  3. Module 2 Military SCOPE of Pain: Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing For Providers Working with Veterans and Military Service Personnel Information Video CME Post-Test Evaluation
  1. Video Modules
  2. Module 1 Case Studies In Practice: Applying Principles
    of Safe Opioid Prescribing
    Information Introduction Cases Case I Case II Case III Certification CME Post-Test Evaluation
  3. Module 2 Complex Convrs. High Dose Opioids
    & Illicit Drug Use
    Information Introduction Cases Case I-A Case I-B Case II Certification CME Post-Test Evaluation
  4. Module 3 Using the PDMP PMP Questionable Activity Information Introduction Cases Case I Case II Certification CME Post-Test Evaluation
  1. Presentations
  2. Module 1 Opioid Efficacy & Safety
    Assessment/Monitoring Tools
    Information Video CME Post-Test Evaluation
  3. Module 2 Communicating with Patients
    Psychiatric Comorbidities
    Information Video CME Post-Test Evaluation
  4. Module 2A Exit Strategies Information Video CME Post-Test Evaluation
  5. Module 3 Case Study Information Video CME Post-Test Evaluation
  1. Supplemental Info Massachusetts PMP Panel Discussion Q & A Sessions

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Boston University School of Medicine and the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 5.25 hours of risk management study.

This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 5.25 hours of opioid education.

In order to receive credit, participants must view the content of each module and complete the post-test and evaluation for each. Participants who receive a grade of 70% or greater on the post-tests will receive credit. Modules can be completed individually (each module is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™).

This activity was planned in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Massachusetts Hospital Association, and the Massachusetts Medical Society.

 

Target Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists and pharmacists

 

Educational Objectives

MODULE 1

Opioid Efficacy and Safety; Assessment and Monitoring Tools for Primary Care Settings

  • Discuss the breadth and quality of evidence for the use of opioids for chronic pain, including current gaps in knowledge.
  • Describe appropriate assessment, monitoring and documentation strategies to meet best practice standards and medico-legal requirements to support opioid prescribing.

 

MODULE 2

Communicating with Patients About Chronic Opioid Use; Managing Patients with Pain, Psychiatric Co-Morbidity and Addiction

  • Apply appropriate communications strategies when initiating, managing, and, if necessary, terminating opioids for patients with chronic pain.
  • Describe, screen for, and manage potential co-morbidities in chronic pain patients.

 

MODULE 2A

Exit Strategies

  • Identify patients for whom risks of opioids outweigh benefits, offer alternative therapies.

 

MODULE 3

Case Study

  • Apply a practical framework for decision-making on the initiation, maintenance, and discontinuation of opioid analgesics for the treatment of chronic pain.

 

MODULE 4

In Practice:  Applying Principles of Safe Opioid Prescribing

  • Apply a practical framework for decision-making on the initiation, maintenance, and discontinuation of opioid analgesics for the treatment of chronic pain.


MODULE 5

In Practice: Complex Conversations

  • Discuss treatment options when inheriting a patient on high-dose opioids.
  • Discuss communication strategies with patients on opioid therapy.

 

MODULE 6

In Practice: Using the PDMP

  • Use the PDMP as a tool to discover questionable prescription opioid activity.
  • Communicate with patients to diagnose the cause of questionable activity and determine a course of action.

 

Date of Original Release: February 1, 2011
Date of Most Recent Review:  January 31, 2014
Date of Expiration: January 31, 2015

 

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Disclosure Policy

Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities to disclose all relationships with commercial interests. This information is disclosed to CME activity participants. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to resolve any apparent conflicts of interest. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed.

 

Faculty

Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, FACP (Course Director)
Associate Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Medical Center
Faculty member has nothing to disclose with regards to commercial support. Faculty member indicates that he does not discuss unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.

dan.alford@bmc.org

 

Jeffrey Baxter, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Faculty member has nothing to disclose with regards to commercial support. Faculty member indicates that he does not discuss unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.

jeff.baxter@umassmed.edu

 

Sheila Chapman, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Boston Medical Center
Boston University School of Medicine
Faculty member has nothing to disclose with regards to commercial support. Faculty member indicates that he does not discuss unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.

sheila.chapman@bmc.edu

 

Jane Liebschutz, MD, MPH, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine and Social and Behavioral Sciences
Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Boston Medical Center
Faculty member has nothing to disclose with regards to commercial support. Faculty member indicates that she does not discuss unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.

jane.liebschutz@bmc.org

 

John A. Renner, Jr., MD

Professor of Psychiatry
Boston University School of Medicine
Associate Chief of Psychiatry, VA Boston Healthcare System
Faculty member holds stock in Johnson & Johnson. Faculty member indicates that he will be discussing the off label use of buprenorphine/naloxone for pain, and parzosin for PTSD related nightmares.

john.renner@va.gov

 

Ilana Hardesty, Program Operations Manager, Boston University School of Medicine CME Office, and Jason Worcester, MD, Boston University School of Medicine, have nothing to disclose with regards to commercial support.

 

Disclaimer

THESE MATERIALS AND ALL OTHER MATERIALS PROVIDED IN CONJUNCTION WITH CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION ACTIVITIES ARE INTENDED SOLELY FOR PURPOSES OF SUPPLEMENTING CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. ANYONE USING THE MATERIALS ASSUMES FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND ALL RISK FOR THEIR APPROPRIATE USE. TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS WHATSOEVER REGARDING THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE MATERIALS. IN NO EVENT WILL TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE TO ANYONE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE MATERIALS. IN NO EVENT SHOULD THE INFORMATION IN THE MATERIALS BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE.

This web-based activity is supported by funding from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, and by an unrestricted educational grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The development of content for the live meetings was supported by unrestricted educational grants from Purdue Pharma L.P. and Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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